St. John the Baptist Catholic Church  


Church Address:  703 East Main Street, West Frankfort, IL 62896

Phone: (618) 932-2828

Fax: (618) 937-0200




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Rev. Eusebius Mbidoaka, Ph.D., S.T.D.

Rev. Eusebius Mbidoaka, Ph.D., S.T.D.

Thank you for your interest in St. John the Baptist Parish. We invite you to become involved with your faith life in our parish and continue your spiritual growth through the many resources offered here. St. John the Baptist Church offers weekday and Sunday Masses as well as Eucharistic Adoration. The parish has programs in education and pastoral ministry for children, youth and adults as well as a vibrant social ministry outreach. The programs and services of the parish continue to grow. St. John’s school provides an excellent education in an intentionally Catholic environment. Each new parishioner adds a richness to our faith community which allows us to reflect more fully the Body of Christ in today’s society.

Mass Times

Thursday - 5:30 P.M.

Friday - 8:15 A.M.

Saturday - 5:00 P.M.

Sunday - 10:00 A.M.

Eucharistic Adoration

Friday 6:00 - 7:00 P.M.


Thursday - 5:00 P.M.

Saturday- 4:20 P.M.

Parish Office

Summer Office Hours: Tuesday through Thursday 8:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.

Calendar of Upcoming Events

* Graduates
Congratulations to the following graduates from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

8th Grade
Alanis Davidson
Jillian Prudent
Adrian Ratajczyk

High School
Lily Hernandez
Kaitlyn McGuire
Alex Sargent
Elizabeth Drone
Kayla Morhet
Bianca Hernandez
Matthew Hopkins
Jana Wollesen
Bruno Herrell
Scott Clinton
Katie Linsley
Fairen Woolard

* Chicken Barbecue Dinner
St. Aloysius/Sacred Heart
Sunday, May 28, 2017

* Baptism
If you would like to register for Baptism classes during the summer months of June and July, please contact Emma Tuthill at 618-982-9204 or

* Races For All Paces
Races for all Paces

* Special Marriage Mass
The Belleville Cathedral
Sunday, June 4, 2017
The Most Reverend Bishop K. Braxton, Officiant
This celebration mass will be held for all married couples celebrating a major milestone this year. These milestones will include: 25, 30, 40, 50, 60 years and up. If you are interested in attending the mass, please contact the church office to register. Thank you.

* West Frankfort Columbian Club
Every Tuesday Night Bingo
7:00 pm
West Frankfort Columbian Hall

* Daughters of Isabella
Every Friday Night Bingo
6:30 pm
Herrin KC Hall

School News from the Principal

We would like to congratulate our 8th grade graduates: Alanis Davidson, Jillian Prudent and Adrian Ratajczyk.

We would like to congratulate our Kindergarten graduates: Julian Hopkins, Charley Jones, Delaney Levanti, Savanna McPhail, Rhett Melvin, Joseph Oldani, and Cyrus Willmore.

We are in need of someone to chair the Mega Raffle. We need to have someone in place as quickly as possible. If you think you might be interested, please let me know. It is a great fundraiser. So please think about it and let us know. Thank you.

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Founded 1916 - A parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Belleville, Illinois.